Humus – Best Hummus Recipe (Authentic Turkish) *updated

2 March 2017

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The best hummus recipe isn’t really difficult to achieve. Let’s discuss exactly what hummus actually is. If you aren’t familiar, hummus is either a delicious dip or spread you can make of chickpeas or chickpea flour, tahini, lemon, and various spices. It’s commonly found in the Middle East and in the Mediterranean.

I decided to create homemade hummus for my family’s New Year party because we enjoy the taste of it, plus I’ve been eating healthier since then. The best hummus recipe is with fresh chickpeas. To enhance the flavor of the hummus, I used fresh garlic and fresh lemon juice. Not only do I add garlic and lemon juice, but I also blend them together. When blending the ingredients, you want to take your time and get it right. Some people like to chop up the ingredients and get the mixture just right, but I prefer to mince the garlic and let the juice simmer for a few minutes. This brings out the nuttiness of the garlic and makes it an even deeper taste in the hummus.


Hummus Ingredients:


Try this delicious traditional Turkish best hummus recipe
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings 6 people


  • 2 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder or 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper


  • Just add all the ingredients in your food processor and mix for about 10 minutes until very creamy : ) If your hummus isn’t creamy enough add few tbsp. water while mixing. And consider it will also thicken in your fridge and make a little bit thinner as you would like.
Keyword Hummus

For a sweet and sour variation of hummus, I served roasted garlic hummus with toasted sesame seeds. Spread a thin layer of bread with the toasted sesame seeds and place a small slice of garlic on top. To make the roasted garlic hummus extra sweet, drizzle a little bit of honey over the garlic when preparing the sandwich.

You can dress up your hummus easily by adding some light and tasty ingredients. If you’re not a huge fan of garlic, then use a mild Cayenne pepper. If you like nuts, try something with a strong flavor such as peanuts or almonds. By adding just a little bit of these key ingredients, you can transform your hummus into an amazing tasting dip that everyone will rave about.


What is Hummus?

Many of you may be wondering what hummus actually is? You may have heard it called Middle Eastern food or even Mediterranean food but no one can really tell you what it is exactly. Basically, hummus is an unleavened preparation of chickpeas, tahini, and various other spices. You can add to the hummus mixture are ingredients such as Tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice. The hummus recipe varies from country to country but there are some standard ingredients you need to add.


Hummus Variations:

Actually, we are very strict about hummus recipe in Turkey. But in other countries, people add many different ingredients to hummus recipes. Thus, you can find recipes such as black bean hummus, beet hummus, roasted red pepper hummus.


Hummus Recipe With Tahini: Low Fat, high protein snack. Because of the relatively low-fat content, the hummus recipe without tahini is typically one of the better snacks because of its moderate fat content. Because of its moderate fat content, hummus dip is typically a great choice for any time of day, even a long vacation.


What is Hummus Without Tahini? This variety of hummus contains tahini, which you can try with pure olive oil. Traditionally, you should make the hummus with tahini which gives the taste.


What is Hummus? It’s a spread with a variety of different ingredients that is very popular in the middle eastern food world. Sometimes it is topped with additional flavors such as cheese and chopped nuts or garlic. Other times hummus is enjoyed as a sandwich ingredient along with vegetables, chicken, avocado, nuts, or other ingredients.


The answer to what is hummus could be a chickpea dip. Chickpeas are small, hollow peas that originated in the Middle East and are now used in a variety of dishes. Typically, hummus contains garlic, tahini, water, salt, and chickpeas, all mixed together with a bit of lemon juice. So go now and try this easy hummus recipe.


Hummus Nutrition:

Hummus Calories (100 gr.): 242 kcal.

Carbs (g): 13.48

Protein (g): 5.88

Fat (g): 17.76

Fiber (g): 5.57

Cholesterol (mg): 0

Sodium (mg): 140.93

Potassium (mg): 291.68



Frequently Asked Questions:

– How to make hummus?
If you will follow my recipe step by step, be sure that you will make the best hummus recipe.

– Is hummus good for you?
Hummus is a very useful dish due to the chickpeas and tahini it contains. You can always choose it with its rich protein content.

– Can you freeze hummus?
I do not recommend freezing the hummus. A bad taste may occur when you defrost it.

– Is hummus healthy?
You can be sure that hummus is a very healthy snack.

– Is hummus keto?
Unfortunately, we cannot say that hummus is keto friendly. Due to the chickpea content, the amount of carbohydrates is above the average.

– What is hummus made of?
Hummus is a very tasty dip you can make with chickpeas and tahini.

– What to eat with hummus?
You can eat hummus with a piece of bread or crackers. It will also give a very nice flavor to your sandwiches.


What do you think about that? Have you tried the Hummus recipe yet? Please comment and share your experience. Or are you craving for another Turkish food that you want its recipe from me? You can always contact me here.

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